Shakur Stevenson (11-0, 6KOs) was to headline for the first time on July 13 in his hometown of Newark, NJ at the Prudential Center against Hairon Socarras ( 22-0-3, 14KOs). Due to unfortunate and unknown circumstances Socarras pulled out of the fight, leaving the 126-pound prospect Stevenson opponent-less at the moment. Stevenson will still be making his homecoming, card headlining debut on July but the opponent is still to be determined.
Stevenson is a hot prospect at featherweight and is signed with Top Rank. At the age of 21 he was one of America’s top amateur boxers, also winning the 2016 featherweight silver medal at the Olympic Games. As a pro he has fought 10 times in his first 21 months of becoming pro. Stevenson who is naturally right handed but fights in a southpaw stance, is getting better after every fight. Stevenson has good speed, good boxing IQ and great power. Whoever they put in front of him July 13th will have their hands full.